The Best Work from Home Nursing Jobs

Feb 12

For many nurses, their job is their life.

However, the grueling schedule, long hours, and stressful situations can easily lead to burnout or compassion fatigue. If you have experienced any of these feelings, it may be time for a break.

If you’re looking for a complete change of pace, you might consider a work-from-home job. Although it might be surprising, there are a lot of work-from-home jobs for nurses that can help you grow your career and still have time outside of work.

Whether you’re an RN, an NP, or an LPN, there’s a work-from-home nursing job that could work for you.

Here are our top picks:

Work from home nursing jobs

Online Nursing Classes

If you have an MSN or PhD in nursing, consider teaching an online class to nursing students. There are several online universities that accept instructors, or you can look into offerings from your local university.

If you don’t want to teach, but have an MSN, you can also be a nursing evaluator, where you’ll grade nursing students’ papers and other submissions.

Case Manager

One of the most popular work-from-home nursing jobs is working as a case manager, either over the phone or via video. In this position, you would consult with patients about their care plan, making sure that they are receiving the right care, resources, and are referred to the right specialists.

Diabetic Educator

Similar to case management, you would work with diabetic patients to ensure they are informed about the disease and are also aware of the care, routines, and resources needed to properly care for their condition. This position usually requires a BSN, as well as a registered dietitian license.

Telephone Triage

As a telephone triage nurse, you would perform screening calls to determine which care path would be the most appropriate for a particular patient. Typically, it would involve assessing their symptoms over the phone and recommending a course of action. Often, patients will simply call with questions or will need simple information, so it makes a good option for those looking for an at-home nursing job.

Remote Quality Improvement Nurse

If you’re an RN, an LPN, or an LVN, a popular work from home nursing job is being a remote quality improvement nurse. In this position, you would review nursing documentation and check it for accuracy, completeness, and more. You may also be called on to educate other nurses about proper documentation and coding. While this job is sometimes work from home, others require an extensive amount of travel, so be sure to read the posting carefully before deciding to pursue this opportunity.

Virtual Healthcare Recruiter

Of course, our favorite work from home nursing job is becoming a virtual healthcare recruiter. In this position, you will help connect healthcare professionals to jobs. If you have a healthcare background or an interest in recruiting, this could be a great opportunity for you. If you want to try virtual recruiting without quitting your “day” job, Relode is a great way to see if recruiting could be for you.

Read this guide to learn how to get started with Relode, or sign up here to start recruiting!

Molly Powers